EHL Ingredients predicts that vegan and gluten-free food ingredients are set to dominate menus and supermarket shelves in 2018 as consumers diversify their eating habits to suit modern lifestyles, diets and fitness, and healthy eating trends.
Since the introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products in some countries, there have been numerous calls for its extension to the food and drink sector, with alcohol, confectionery, savoury snacks and sugary drinks among the categories highlighted as potential targets for plain packaging.
Analysing over 186 million social media posts referencing coffee over the course of two years, Foresight Factory, the consumer analytics company specialising in trends, has identified the key trends of the coffee market for 2017.
New research from Mintel reveals that over three in five (62%) Brits who buy butter, spread, oil and fat say they are frying less food at home now compared to a few years ago, while 43% say they are buying fewer bread products and 42% say they are baking less at home.
According to Innova Market Insights, four in ten US and UK consumers have increased their consumption of “healthy foods,” seven in ten want to know and understand ingredients lists, one in five in the US are most influenced by “real” ingredients, and ethical claims on packaging are top of mind.
Premium drinks supplier McLaren Packaging has invested £3 million in the construction of a new facility in Stirling, Scotland for subsidiary Blue Box Design, the specialist designer and manufacturer of bespoke presentation boxes for the UK food and drink sectors.